Sports opinion

Kim: For Oregon football, ‘Big Five’ conference autonomy is a blessing and a curse

By on Sunday, Aug. 10 at 3:23 pm.

Marcus Mariota wasn’t shy about expressing one potential benefit from the “Big Five” conference schools receiving autonomy. The star quarterback who is worth approximately $2,572,980 million, based on the University of Oregon’s athletic department income was open to the idea of having his parents visit more often – a luxury that could become more accessible with […]

Wise: Issues arise regarding push for unionization of college athletes

By on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7:59 pm.

The polarizing topic of college athletes’ compensation took a step toward a legal showdown on Jan. 27 when football players from Northwestern appealed to the National Labor Relations Board and became the first group of college athletes to make efforts toward forming a union. “College athletes need a labor organization that can give them a […]

Walks: If new allegations are true, stripping Auburn’s national title should be a given

By on Thursday, Apr. 4 at 1:04 pm.

The play was controversial even then. Auburn Tigers running back Michael Dyer was wrapped up by Oregon defensive back Eddie Pleasant with less than three minutes left in the 2011 BCS National Championship game. With the score tied and a title on the line, Ducks defensive tackle Zac Clark held back from piling onto Dyer. […]

Long: Ducks faced better team, should keep heads held high

By on Sunday, Mar. 31 at 6:19 pm.

INDIANAPOLIS — The wall partitions are thin in Lucas Oil Stadium. Upsettingly thin if you are the Oregon Ducks. Minutes after their season had ended at the hands of Louisville, the Oregon players sat on foldable chairs in their locker room with dazed looks on their faces. Through the skimpy walls, the victorious Cardinals could be […]

Home-grown Mark Helfrich brings Oregon roots back to the Ducks

By on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 10:10 am.

Don’t expect Oregon football to change much under Mark Helfrich. The new head coach has already said “99.2 percent” of the operations will be run just as former head coach Chip Kelly ran them. Ostensibly that means more of the same — closed practices, sexy jerseys and, fans hope, wins. But the biggest difference Helfrich […]

Why Stanford will beat Oregon

By on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 4:23 pm.

**Editor’s Note: Each week during football season we will feature an essay from the opponent’s student newspaper on how Oregon will lose. This week’s edition is from Miles Bennett-Smith, the sports reporter at Stanford’s Stanford Daily.** History is rarely kind to the underdog. In colonization, in investment banking, in politics and in sports, the favorites […]

Paskal: How far can Oregon volleyball go?

By on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 6:47 pm.

The American Volleyball Coaches Association released their weekly poll of collegiate volleyball teams and the Oregon Ducks once again found themselves slotted at No. 2, tying their highest ranking in program history. The Ducks are now only ranked behind Stanford, the only team that has managed to defeat them this year, and head coach Jim […]